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                      BMW awards                                           Provaart Logistics                                  Laabs gets
                      Gillhuber contract                                   transports bridge                                   new boss and
                      for production supply                                components                                          new look


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Dear Employees,
                                                                                                                                                               LEHNKERING and                                       IMPERIAL Shipping:               IMPERIAL Logistics
Dear Customers,                                                                                                                                                IMPERIAL ready for                                   Robert Baack new                 augments presence on
                                                                                                                                                               joint future                                         Chief Operations Officer         African continent

The economic situation in Germany in 2012 is better than forecasted at the     Within a few months trailblazing decisions were made to forge a function-
beginning of the year. The German economy grew by 1.7 percent in the first     ing unit out of the very different companies of the new IMPERIAL Group.                     Page 4                                                     Page 6                          Page 7
quarter compared to the same period in the previous year and thus              The faster we can complete integration, the sooner we will be able to
significantly eclipsed forecasts going for only 0.7 percent annual growth.     devote ourselves witheven more strength and energy to our actual
The unemployment rate is substantially below seven percent. According to       mission, namely providing our customers with the sophisticated and pro-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    LEHNKERING boosts                                                 Hansmann celebrates
the latest studies, Germany scores among the ten strongest and most            fitable services they are accustomed to.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    commitment in                                                     75th birthday with
competitive economies in the world, leaving numerous neighbouring              The future success of our Group does not lie solely in the hands of a few
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    chemical logistics                                                more than 100 guests
European countries behind.                                                     executives, but is decided by the employees in market competition each
Exports of industrial goods are still Germany’s strength – around 60           and every day. Here I extensively count on your further positive commit-        neska offers worldwide logistics solutions
percent of these exports go to countries of the European Union, with a         ment.                                                                           from a single source
clear North-South divide as far as demand is concerned. Greece, Italy, Spain   In this phase of the merger of two large corporations I would like to thank
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and Portugal are declining considerably in economic growth, impairing          our customers for their loyalty and trust. Especially since the IMPERIAL
growth prospects in Europe accordingly. Germany’s main trade partners,         Group has increased in size and we can offer a broader variety of options
however, are Eastern Europe, our direct neighbours France and the              in a larger number of sectors, we are confident of achieving even greater     A C Q U I S I T I O N S A N D C O O P E R AT I O N S           P E O P L E AT I M P E R I A L
Netherlands as well as China with a constantly growing share.                  customer satisfaction in the future.
                                                                                                                                                             Joint future on a solid foundation                      4      The newcomer is an old friend                                                   12
Thus, for the IMPERIAL Logistics International Group there is no reason to
                                                                                                                                                             All inland shipping activities                                 Congratulations on 60th                                                         12
worry since export business to Asia in particular is boosting the German       Yours,                                                                                                                                6
                                                                                                                                                             concentrated in IMPERIAL Shipping Group
economy. Our customers in the automotive industry, the mechanical and                                                                                                                                                       New responsibilities at Panopa                                                  13
                                                                                                                                                             Growth potential on the Lower Danube                    7
plant engineering sector as well as the raw material processing industries                                                                                                                                                  Christof Marx new at Gillhuber                                                  13
profit from this. We therefore expect good results in Europe and are                                                                                         IMPERIAL Logistics expands in Africa                    7
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Jubilees                                                                        13
focusing on integration of the LEHNKERING Group.                                                                                                             IMPERIAL Shipping Group newsticker                      7
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Promotions                                                                      13
There is strong agreement among the management of both companies
that the Group has to come together more closely organisationally and
even the current organisation of the IMPERIAL Logistics International                                                                                        BUSINESS AND PROJECT DEVELOPMENT
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            EVENTS
Group will undergo changes. As a consequence, LEHNKERING will become           Gerhard Riemann
the specialist for chemical logistics with the Road Transport, Warehousing                                                                                   Container and conventional shipments:
                                                                                                                                                             worldwide logistics solutions from a single source      8      Success through quality and passion                                             14
and Distribution and Chemical Manufacturing Divisions. The company
                                                                                                                                                             Substantial show of confidence by BMW                   9      National and international presence                                             14
name will be retained.
                                                                                                                                                             Contract with ThyssenKrupp Veerhaven extended           9      75 years of Hansmann – bright prospects ahead                                   15
In a further step LEHNKERING Euro Logistics and LEHNKERING Steel
Logistics will be operationally allocated to the Panopa Group in the new                                                                                     LEHNKERING strengthens chemical logistics              10      LEHNKERING among top companies offering traineeships                            15
financial year. The majority shareholding ALS GmbH operationally belongs                                                                                     Bridge components transported to the Netherlands       10
to the neska Group while the road transport enterprises Laabs and Food-                                                                                      Investment in new extruder unit                        11
Tankers will be allocated to the LEHNKERING Group in future.
Centralisation of the Finance and Accounting, Human Resources and IT
Departments will represent a much bigger step.                                                                                                               L O C AT I O N S

                                                                                                                                                             Laabs: new boss and new look                           11
                                                                                                                                                             neska newsticker                                       12




                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Publisher:         IMPERIAL Logistics International B.V. & Co. KG
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Kasteelstrasse 2 • 47119 Duisburg
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                                                                         Gerhard Riemann,                                                                                                                                   Editor:            IMPERIAL Logistics International B.V. & Co. KG
                                          Executive Director of IMPERIAL Holdings Ltd. and                                                                                                                                                     AD HOC Gesellschaft für Public Relations mbH
                                                                  Chief Executive Officer of                                                                                                                                Title photo:       LEHNKERING Divisions
                                             IMPERIAL Logistics International B.V. & Co. KG                                                                                                                                                    Road Logistics & Services, Chemical Manufacturing Services
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               and Distribution Logistics & Services
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                                                                                                                                                             In future Wolfgang Kortus                                                                                                 important for us to communi-
                                                                                                                                                             will head the Human                                                                                                       cate our philosophy to the
                                                                                                                                                             Resources Department as                                                                                                   new employees so they feel
                                                                                                                                                             Director Human Resources                                                                                                  comfortable with it sooner.
  approx.                         approx.                      approx.                         approx.                      approx.
                                                                                                                                                             and Labour Law. He will be Uwe Willhaus                    Dr. Bernd Müller                  Walter Steinig               Above all, however, we wan-
  € 600 million                   € 400 million                € 390 million                   € 210 million                € 60 million
                                                                                                                                                             assisted by Raimund                                                                                                       ted to show that IMPERIAL is
                                                                                                                                                             Vollmer, Head of Human Resources. The lawyers    Shipping Group, is developing an appropriate           interested in the people and how they work to-
                                                                                                                                                             Rainer Wüstenfeld and Marcus Bastian will join   concept for the future alignment of Marketing          gether – even though we operate under different
                                                                                                                                                             IMPERIAL’s existing Legal Department headed      and Purchasing in cooperation with the other           brands.”
                                                                                                                                                             by Tobias Vogt. Rainer Wüstenfeld has also       divisions.                                             Executives from middle to top management,
                                                                                                                             approx.                         been designated as Assistant Manager under       The work on the concept has already confirmed          project staff as well as employees from the
                                                                                                                             € 4 million                     Tobias Vogt and will additionally become head    that the two corporate groups fit in well together.    central departments of IMPERIAL Logistics
                                                                                                                                                             of the newly created central Compliance and      Deviations from the basic alignment have not           International were invited to the in-house trade
The organisational chart shows the current structure of the group and sales of the individual divisions.                                                     Corporate Governance Department. The physi-      occured anywhere and both sides appear to              show. Altogether more than 250 participants
                                                                                                                                                             cal fusion in the respective central Human       think in a very similar way. The best example          from the IMPERIAL Shipping Group, the
                                                                                                                                                             Resources, Accounting and Legal Departments      and evidence of this consensus was the                 Panopa, neska and LEHNKERING Group as well
                                                                                                                                                             will be implemented in the coming months.        in-house trade show in Duisburg at the end of          as from Brouwer Shipping & Chartering GmbH


Joint future                                                                                                                                                 At the moment a team headed by Uwe
                                                                                                                                                             Willhaus is examining the extent to which
                                                                                                                                                             organisational amalgamation of the various IT
                                                                                                                                                             departments could increase performance
                                                                                                                                                                                                              March, 2012. Executives of all companies had
                                                                                                                                                                                                              the opportunity of getting to know eachother
                                                                                                                                                                                                              better. At the end Gerhard Riemann summarised:
                                                                                                                                                                                                              “The in-house trade show as an internal con-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     and Regent Insurance Brokers (Europe) GmbH
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     met at Haniel Academy in Duisburg.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     The ideas and contacts developed jointly during
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     the in-house trade show can now be implemented


on a solid foundation                                                                                                                                        potential. Carsten Taucke, CEO of the IMPERIAL   tact exchange was a complete success. It was           in daily work – and all signs point to success.




            >> The time has come: within a few months the structures of LEHNKERING and IMPERIAL have been
coordinated to the extent that a solid foundation is now in place for a joint future. The goal was to structure the
divisions in such a way that the strengths of both corporate groups can develop freely, thus generating even greater
performance potential for the market.




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      EHNKERING will therefore be integrated        As of July 1, 2012, the LEHNKERING Division          To create clear structures in terms of admini-
      into the IMPERIAL Group as an indepen-        will be headed by current Managing Directors         stration as well, LEHNKERING Holding GmbH
      dent division responsible for chemical        Uwe Willhaus, Dr. Bernd Müller and Walter Stei-      will be merged into LEHNKERING GmbH. Inde-
logistics. To strengthen road logistics, the        nig. Gerhard Riemann will step down from his         pendent of the acquisition of the LEHNKERING
IMPERIAL activities of Laabs GmbH in Hildes-        office and take over as Chairman of the              Group, IMPERIAL already centralised the
heim, Germany and FoodTankers AB in Karls-          Supervisory Board, which shall be reconstituted.     Human Resources and Accounting Departments
hamn, Sweden will be part of the LEHNKERING         Uwe Willhaus will take over as Chairman of the       in the IMPERIAL Logistics International B.V. &
Division in future. At the same time LEHNKERING     Management Board of LEHNKERING GmbH and              Co. KG as of January 1, 2012.
Steel Logistics and LEHNKERING Euro Logistics       will also be appointed to the Management Board       The key advantages of the centralisation are
will form a unit together with the matching         of IMPERIAL Logistics International B.V. & Co. KG.   that employees can be assigned more flexibly
activities of the Panopa Divisions. The only port   Besides his function as CFO, Walter Steinig will     in larger units, replacement can be effected
handling company at LEHNKERING, the majo-           additionally become a member of the Manage-          more easily and the know-how of the
rity shareholding in ALS in Duisburg, will          ment Board of Panopa Logistik GmbH and also          employees can be utilised better. In addition, it
expand the portfolio of the port terminals of       take over the CFO function for the Panopa            is possible to make all relevant procedures
the neska Group in future. LEHNKERING’s             Group. Moreover, he will be deputy to Thomas         more process- and service-oriented. The em-
shipping activities were combined with the          Schulz in the latter’s function as Group CFO.        ployees from the Human Resources and
activities of IMPERIAL Reederei to form the         Thomas Schulz will additionally be CFO in the        Accounting Departments of the LEHNKERING
IMPERIAL Shipping Group in the past months.         neska and IMPERIAL Shipping Divisions, a             Group will also be integrated into the central
More on this in the article on page 6.              position that is currently vacant.                   departments.                                        LEHNKERING will be integrated into the IMPERIAL Group as an independent division responsible for chemical logistics.
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All inland shipping activities concentrated                                                                                                                  Growth potential                                                                IMPERIAL Logistics
                                                                                                                                                             on the Lower Danube                                                             expands in Africa
in IMPERIAL Shipping Group
                                                                                                                                                                                 >> To further expand its Danube activities, prima-
                                                                                                                                                             rily on the Lower Danube, the IMPERIAL Shipping Group has acquired 49
                                                                                                                                                             percent of the shares in the Bulgarian shipping company Rubiships
              >> In the course of acquisition of the LEHNKERING Reederei, IMPERIAL Reederei GmbH incorporated                                                Shipowners, Brokers & Agents, headquartered in Ruse: “Our West Euro-
the newly added inland shipping activities into the group and restructured the division. For this purpose the former                                         pean clients, especially in the agricultural sector, have motivated us to a
IMPERIAL Reederei Group was moulded into IMPERIAL Shipping Group under the management of IMPERIAL Shipping                                                   commitment in the Black Sea region,” says Roberto Spranzi, Managing
Holding GmbH.                                                                                                                                                Director of IMPERIAL Austria GmbH. Even before acquisition of the sha-
                                                                                                                                                             reholding the two companies worked closely together for three years:


“I
          MPERIAL Reederei has pronounced                                                                                                                    “The present participation offers great growth potential, particularly in
          competence in the inland shipping                                                                                                                  Bulgaria, Romania and Turkey. We can network the services better in fu-
          sector and is the market leader in                                                                                                                 ture and operate as a single solution partner,” emphasises Peter Jedlicka,
Europe. For this reason it made sense to com-                                                                                                                Chairman of the Board at MULTINAUT Donaulogistik GmbH, a subsidiary
bine the two shipping divisions into a single                                                                                                                of the IMPERIAL Shipping Group, headquartered in Vienna. He and Robert
operating unit,” explains Carsten Taucke, Chief                                                                                                              Radoslavov round off the Rubiships Management Board.
Executive Officer of the new IMPERIAL                                                                                                                                                                                                                      >> IMPERIAL Logistics is increasing its presence and foot-
Shipping Group. “This benefits the customers                                                                                                                                                                                                 print on the African continent. In pursuing this goal, the South African
of both companies, who profit from the exten-                                                                                                                                                                                                logistics specialist has acquired the international, cross border transporter
ded offerings and a broader service portfolio.”                                                                                                                                                                                              IJ Snyman Transport, an established carrier that operates in Angola, the
Organisationally the new corporate structure                                                                                                                                                                                                 Democratic Republic of the Congo, Namibia, South Africa and Zambia.
is now divided into five divisions altogether.                                                                                                                                                                                               Known for cross-border delivery efficiencies, Snyman strengthens the
Three of them, the operational segments com-                                                                                                                                                                                                 Group’s African presence and capacity. Furthermore, the logistics provider
prising Dry Bulk Services, Chartering Services                                                                                                                                                                                               has acquired a majority stake in Kings Transport. This load consolidation
and Liquid Cargo Services, are concentrated in                                                                                                                                                                                               business, with its 80 year track record, strengthens the ability of IMPERIAL
IMPERIAL Shipping Services GmbH – formerly                                                                                                                                                                                                   Logistics to service customers that move less than full truck loads from
IMPERIAL Schiffahrt GmbH now operating                                                                                                                                                                                                       source to market. Through these two acquisitions IMPERIAL Logistics con-
                                                                                                                                                             Want to jointly boost growth potential on the Lower Danube (from
under the new company name. Parallel to that,                                                                                                                                                                                                tinues its course of expansion in Africa. “Growth into Africa will mainly be
                                                                                                                                                             left): Robert Radoslavov (Managing Director of Rubiships LTD), Peter
the former IMPERIAL Reederei & Spedition                                                                                                                     Jedlicka (Managing Director of MULTINAUT Donaulogistik GmbH)                    driven by selective acquisitions and following our customer base into the
GmbH was also merged into IMPERIAL                    1 March 2012, and is thus completely dissolved.   Services Division, in which five of the 24 subsi-    and Roberto Spranzi (Managing Director of IMPERIAL Austria GmbH).               continent,” Marius Swanepoel, CEO of IMPERIAL Logistics, justifies this step.
Shipping Services GmbH, effective as of               The fourth pillar is the Short Sea & Special      diaries cover all services relating to coastal
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                                                                                                        logistics. The corporate structure is rounded off                                         ++ imperial
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                                                                                                        by the Admin Services Division, which encom-
                                   Robert Baack (63), the new Chief Operations Officer of the
                                                                                                        passes Strategy, Marketing, Controlling and IT.
                                   IMPERIAL Shipping Group, was responsible for the Shipping
                                                                                                        By integrating LEHNKERING’s activities, the                                                               ro-ro push barge “Europa 1” in Magdeburg for
                                   Logistics & Services (SLS) Division in his function as Managing
                                                                                                        IMPERIAL Shipping Group has further expan-           The Joint Venture Buss IMPERIAL Logistics            operations in the eastern river and canal
                                   Director at LEHNKERING since 2009. His professional career
                                                                                                        ded its leading position in the Europe inland        GmbH & Co. KG got off to a successful start.         system. “Our objective here is to meet the
                                   started initially as Controller at the Hamburg-Süd Group in
                                                                                                        shipping sector with current annual sales of ap-     “We managed to put together an efficient team        rising needs of the market for ro-ro equipment
                                   Hamburg.
                                                                                                        prox. 600 million euros, a transport capacity of     that guarantees smooth continuation of the           in the Elbe, Oder and in particular Berlin region
                                   In 1979 the business administration graduate then joined the
                                                                                                        more than 60 million tons and a fleet of approx.     previous port cargo handling operations,”            and broaden the range of services offered by
                                   management team at Carl Robert Eckelmann AG only to return
                                                                                                        700 company-owned and chartered vessels. The         Location Manager Ehrenfried Reemer is pleased        IMPERIAL BARIS in international heavy-lift and
                                   to the Hamburg-Süd Group in 1983. There he assumed various
                                                                                                        company is headed by Carsten Taucke as Chief         to say about the successful launch. The joint        project logistics,” explains Managing Director
                                   areas of responsibility up to 1999 – including a stint in the US
    Robert Baack                                                                                        Executive Officer (CEO) and Robert Baack as          venture established by former IMPERIAL               Ralf Maehmel. The push barge has a 64 metre
                                   where, as a member of the Management Board at Columbus
                                                                                                        Chief Operations Officer (COO).                      Reederei, Duisburg, and Buss Ports, Hamburg,         long and 8.44 metre wide cargo hold and a
   Line USA Inc., Jersey City for 13 years, he played a key role in the development of the com-
                                                                                                        The Management Board of the IMPERIAL                 operates the plant port of Hüttenwerke Krupp-        load capacity of 1,780 tons.                          themselves to interested visitors there and pro-
   pany. His last position, still in Jersey City, was Deputy Managing Director on the Manage-
                                                                                                        Shipping Group is rounded off by Andreas             Mannesmann (HKM) in Duisburg-Huckingen                                                                     vided information on employment and career
   ment Board of Hamburg-Süd.                                                                                                                                                                                     +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
                                                                                                        Grzib, Jürgen Helten and Dr. Roland Pütz.            with 65 employees.                                                                                         opportunities. Qualified staff is in demand more
   In 1999 Robert Baack was then appointed to the Management Board of Carl Robert Eckel-
                                                                                                        The Management Board of IMPERIAL Shipping                                                                 The IMPERIAL Shipping Group presented itself          than ever nowadays in view of the demogra-
   mann AG, Hamburg. After this position – from 2003 until he joined LEHNKERING – he was                                                                     +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
                                                                                                        Services GmbH has been boosted to include                                                                 at the logistics exchange in Duisburg as an at-       phic trend. That is why the Federal Employment
   spokesman of the Management Boards at Odratrans S.A., Breslau and Deutsche Binnen-
                                                                                                        Thomas Küpper and Roberto Spranzi, who pre-          IMPERIAL BARIS GmbH has expanded its                 tractive employer offering traineeships.              Agency hosted this event. Many young people
   reederei AG, Berlin.
                                                                                                        viously worked as Managing Directors at              chartering services for special tonnage in           Under the motto “Staying on the move”                 took advantage of the opportunity to find out
                                                                                                        IMPERIAL Reederei & Spedition GmbH.                  the heavy-lift segment and stationed the             numerous logistics companies introduced               more about the wide variety of offerings.
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Container and conventional shipments:                                                                                                                     Substantial show of confidence by BMW
worldwide logistics solutions from a single source                                                                                                                          >> Gillhuber Logistik GmbH has been contracted by the BMW Group to handle just-in-time and just-in-
                                                                                                                                                          sequence (JIT/JIS) supply for its automobile plants in Bavaria and Saxony. The placement of this exceptionally sensitive order
              >> neska’s Düsseldorf branch office offers the entire chain of logistics services for container and                                         is another substantial show of confidence in the long-standing cooperation of the two partners.
conventional shipments in both the export and import segment – starting with loading and extending from precarriage
and customs clearance all the way to discharge in the country of destination.



                                                                                                                                                          “S
                                                                                                                                                                      ince March of this year we have
                                                                                                                                                                      been supplying the required
                                                                                                                                                                      production parts directly from the
                                                                                                                                                          truck to the line or in precise sequence to the
                                                                                                                                                          production process,” so Christof Marx, head of
                                                                                                                                                          Transport Organisation Division at Gillhuber.
                                                                                                                                                          Every day Gillhuber in Neufahrn additionally
                                                                                                                                                          provides approx. 220 complete loads, which
                                                                                                                                                          have to be transported from the various
                                                                                                                                                          suppliers all over Germany to BMW’s Bavarian
                                                                                                                                                          plants in Munich, Landshut, Dingolfing, Re-
                                                                                                                                                          gensburg and Wackersdorf as well as to Leipzig
                                                                                                                                                          in Saxony. Around 50 trucks – both company-
                                                                                                                                                          owned and contractor-supplied – are employed
                                                                                                                                                          for the routes that vary from less than 100 kilo-
                                                                                                                                                          metres to over 500 kilometres. “For JIT/JIS         in stock would be too expensive. At the same         ramps. However, Gillhuber is also prepared for
                                                                                                                                                          supply to BMW production in Leipzig, for            time JIT/JIS supply to production is a highly sen-   unforeseen circumstances – whether unplanned
                                                                                                                                                          instance, we utilise the competence of our          sitive field for car manufactures since time plays   urgent needs or a possible technical defect on a
                                                                                                                                                          affiliate Hansmann,” explains Christof Marx.        a particularly crucial role. Christof Marx: “We      truck.
                                                                                                                                                          In the automotive industry JIT/JIS logistics pro-   have to keep the timelines of BMW 100 percent.”      “Just in case, we keep standby vehicles avail-
                                                                                                                                                          cesses are required when extremely varied and,      For this reason BMW, Gillhuber and the suppliers     able at central points,” says Christof Marx. “So



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           hether palletised goods, paper pro-                                  actual transport as    established international contacts in the          at times, large-volume components have to be        jointly discussed the respective route fact sheets   we can respond quickly and flexibly and meet
           ducts, steel goods or bulk cargo like                                well as all formali-   IMPERIAL Group, too, neska will focus more         provided for final assembly of the vehicles         right from the preliminary phase of the order        the time specifications even in the case of
           ferrochrome and ore – neska’s                                        ties. Breaks in        intensively on so-called cross trade, i.e. bi-     because production using, in many cases,            and precisely specified, for example, the truck      fault.” Thus far, the transport and logistics
Düsseldorf branch office provides international                                 communication          national imports and exports, in the future. “We   thousands of different variants of a component      volume and defined the time slots at the loading     specialist has accomplished this 100 percent.
transport from a single source. “We are able                                    between different      are primarily focusing on reciprocal flows of
to offer the complete range of services thanks                                  service providers      goods between the Far East and Saudi Arabia,
to access to the entire expertise available in                                  and costly delays      Germany and Brazil as well as Germany and
the neska Group,” explains authorized signa-
tory Frank Tittel. “Our advantages over larger
                                                                                are thus ruled out.
                                                                                The know-how
                                                                                                       Turkey,” states Frank Tittel.
                                                                                                       On behalf of its customers, neska shipped 6,000                                                                               Contract with ThyssenKrupp
competitors include a well functioning inter-                                   and close coope-       TEU to and from South America, South Africa,
national network and the comprehensive
service we offer our customers.”
                                                     Frank Tittel
                                                                                ration with the
                                                     on-site partners make even door-to-door ship-
                                                                                                       Saudi Arabia, the Mediterranean, China and the
                                                                                                       Far East last year. A total tonnage of 170,000
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Veerhaven extended
For clients in the paper or steel industry the       ments from China and Thailand to Saudi Arabia     tons was moved using all means of transport-
staff members of the “Shipping and Freight           possible.                                         ation. Frank Tittel: “And the international                                                                                                         >> IMPERIAL Shipping Services GmbH continues its
Forwarding for National and International            To make even more efficient use of the            markets are showing continued growth.”                                                                                        cooperation on a basis of trust over many years with shipping company
Shipments” department organise both the                                                                                                                                                                                              ThyssenKrupp Veerhaven B.V. For this purpose the two companies have
actual transport via seagoing vessel (scheduled                                                                                                                                                                                      extended their employment contract by another four years to the end of 2015.
and charter) as well as pre-carriage and post-                                                                                                                                                                                       “This ensures operation of two push boats and 20 push barges on a long-
carriage via inland vessel, truck and rail. Fiscal                                                                                                                                                                                   term basis,” states Managing Director Dr. Roland Pütz, who is responsible for
representations and worldwide storage capa-                                                                                                                                                                                          this segment at IMPERIAL Shipping Services GmbH. All push boats annually
cities offer the possibility for neska to load the                                                                                                                                                                                   transport together with Veerhaven 20 to 25 million tons of iron ore and coal
goods in the country of origin, ship them,                                                                                                                                                                                           for steel production at ThyssenKrupp Steel between the ARA ports and the
discharge them at the port of destination, clear                                                                                                                                                                                     plant’s Schwelgern port in northern Duisburg.
them through customs, store them or transport
them to the inland routes as required. The ad-
vantage for the client is that a fixed contact                                                                                                                                                                                       The push boats transport 20 to 25 million tons of iron ore and coal a year
person is always available to take care of the                                                                                                                                                                                       for steel production at ThyssenKrupp Steel.
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LEHNKERING strengthens chemical logistics                                                                                                                    Investment in new extruder unit
                  >> LEHNKERING                                                                                                                                               >> Schirm GmbH, part of the Chemical Manufacturing Services (CMS) Division of the LEHNKERING
continues to expand its involvement                                                                                                                          Group, is investing around a million euros in a new extruder unit at the Wolfenbüttel location. Using this machine,
in chemical logistics. LEHNKERING                                                                                                                            which looks like a huge meat grinder, the company plans to produce highly active plant protection agents on behalf
Chemical Transport (LCT), which is                                                                                                                           of the chemical industry in future.
part of the Road Logistics & Services
(RLS) Division, already recorded


                                                                                                                                                             S
                                                                                                                                                                   o-called extrusion is a method for pro-     then pressed through a perforated plate in the
strong growth in the past years. It                                                                                                                                cessing fine powder into granulate. In      extruder unit forming approx. one centimetre
aims to continue on this course in                                                                                                                                 this process the powder is first ground     long rods that are dried and filled into sacks,
the future through targeted further                                                                                                                          very fine and then mixed with water and ag-       bags and other trading units. “The product
strategic development of chemical                                                                                                                            gregate to form a viscous mass. This mass is      extruded in this way is extensively dust-free. If
logistics and, in particular, chemical                                                                                                                                                                         you put it in water, it quickly breaks down into
transports.                                                                                                                                                                                                    its primary powder particles, which then unfold
                                                                                                                                                                                                               their effect,” Project Manager Dr. Hagen Kniep      The dried granulate will be filled into sacks
                                                                                                                                                                                                               explains the advantages of the process.             and bags. Dissolved in water, it breaks
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   down into powder particles that unfold


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                                                          CT’s growth is also reflected by a new         size the company has now attained,” emphasises                                                        “Extrusion is frequently used for the production
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   their effect as plant protection agents.
                                                          management structure: Steffen Bauer (32)       Uwe Willhaus, a member of the LEHNKERING                                                              of plant protection agents.”
                                                          has bolstered the management team of           Holding GmbH Management Board and res-                                                                Implementation of the project, which also in-
                                                    the Chemical Transport Division since the end        ponsible for the RLS Chemical Transport Divi-                                                         cludes construction of an upstream ultra-fine
                                                    of February. As Operational Managing Director,       sion, among other things. “The broad manage-                                                          grinding facility, started back in February. Em-    granulate and continue to share in growth in
                                                    he is responsible for strategic development of       ment base enables us to actively further extend                                                       ployees of Schirm GmbH are responsible for the      the market,” states Dr. Dieter Schustolla, head
                                                    the division while Hans van den Bosch (50),          our activities and exploit the growth opportu-                                                        planning. Commissioning is scheduled in             of the CMS plant in Wolfenbüttel. The CMS
                                                                                                                                                             The machine in Wolfenbüttel, which is
                                                    who joined the LCT management back in 2008,          nities that arise in the best way possible.”        slated to go into operation in December,
                                                                                                                                                                                                               December. “With the new extruder unit at the        Division produces plant protection agents and
                                                    is in charge of commercial management.               LCT offers its customers tailored and product-      will look like the laboratory extruder in         Wolfenbüttel location the Schirm Group will         fine chemicals as a contract manufacturer at
                                                    Steffen Bauer, who studied and received a            specific logistics solutions for liquid chemical    this photo.                                       meet the increasing demand for extruder             four locations in Germany and one in the US.
                                                    degree in business administration, has held          products and is specialised in Europe-wide
                                                    various positions at LEHNKERING since                shipments of hazardous goods via road tankers.
                                                    February 2004. Most recently he was Assistant        The company transports, for example, acids and                                                                                                                                   Locations
                                                    of the LEHNKERING Holding Management.                bases as well as special products, such as liquid
                                                    “The expansion was necessary because of the          sulphur, solvents and liquid waste.
                                                                                                                                                             Laabs: new boss and new look
Hans van den Bosch (l.) and Steffen Bauer




Bridge components transported to the Netherlands                                                                                                                        >> April showers bring May flowers, as the saying goes. Laabs GmbH, an affiliated company of neska
                                                                                                                                                             Schiffahrts- und Speditionskontor GmbH, was an early bird, however, and came up with new flowers already in April. On
                                                                                                                                                             the one hand, Jürgen Lenz became managing director of the tank logistics specialist in Hildesheim. On the other hand,
                    >> In its final form it will    minakanaal, Amer, Dordtsche Kil, Noord, Lek,         meer and Ramsdiep to Rampsol near Zwolle.           the company revamped its logo.
be 600 metres long and 13 metres high. The          Amsterdam-Rijn Kanaal, Markermeer, IJssel-           Since the heavy concrete elements could only
reference is to the new four-lane                                                                                     be supported in the front and

                                                                                                                                                                                         J
                                                                                                                                                                                             ürgen Lenz        emphasises. The list of clients who contribute      Jürgen Lenz was born in Hildesheim and des-
bridge over the Ramsgeul, a                                                                                           rear section of the push barges,                                       has      been     to the company’s development includes the           cribes himself as “steadfast and rooted to the
branch of the IJsselmeer. Provaart                                                                                    individual sections of the push                                        working for       British oil corporation BP, the special chemicals   soil like the Lower Saxons”. The 51-year-old is
Logistics B.V. transports the con-                                                                                    barges were pumped full of                                         Laabs since 1993      enterprise Hansen & Rosenthal in Hamburg, the       married and the father of two grownup
crete parts for it. Work started in                                                                                   water for stabilisation purposes.                                  and was appoin-       industrial lubricant manufacturer Petrofer in       children. After work he likes to ride around the
the second half of January when                                                                                       In April delivery of another 84                                    ted authorized si-    Hildesheim as well as food producers Bahlsen,       region on his large scooter.
the subsidiary of the IMPERIAL                                                                                        pieces followed with three motor                                   gnatory in 1997.      Krüger and Cargill, for whom Laabs transports       Parallel to the change in managing director,
Shipping Group transported 42                                                                                         vessels while the third and last                                   As      managing      sensitive liquids.                                  Laabs modified the corporate logo. The black
components having a length of 50                                                                                      shipment of 84 components is                                       director,       he                                                        lettering of the company name became blue
metres and a weight of 150 tons                                                                                       planned for summer.                                                replaces Dieter                                                           and was brought into line with the colours of
                                                                                                                                                             Jürgen Lenz
each. The four push barges em-                                                                                        The bridge over the Ramsgeul is part                               Kahns, who reti-                                                          the IMPERIAL Logistics International Group. The
ployed for this purpose were                                                                                          of national road 50, which links       red from the company after 23 years of service.                                                       revised logo is not only found on the compa-
loaded and discharged twice on                                                                                        the two Dutch cities of Zwolle and     In his new function Jürgen Lenz is responsible                                                        ny’s business paper and website, but also on its
the 210 kilometre long route from                                                                                     Emmeloord to each other. It is to      for around 150 employees. He sees his main                                                            vehicles, which additionally display the word-
Oosterhout near Breda via Wilhel-                                                                                     replace the old two-lane bridge.       task in strengthening the company on its                                                              picture brand “We are IMPERIAL”. The first of
                                     A total of 210 concrete components weighing tons are necessary for construction                                         growth course on a long-term basis. “We are                                                           the 150 tanker trucks have already been re-
                                     of the 600 meter long bridge. Provaart Logistics B.V. handles the transport.                                            on the right track,” the managing director                                                            designed. The rest will follow by spring 2013.
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                                                                                                                                                              New responsibilities at Panopa                                                                                      JUBILEES

                                                         of how well they work together in carrying out    Pohl & Co. GmbH, which belongs to neska                                                                                                                        CONGRATULATIONS TO
                                                         the complex processes involved in manufactur-     Group and has branch offices in Hamburg, Ber-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        IMPERIAL Shipping Group
                                                         ing food packaging.                               lin, Dresden and Cologne, has received the
                                                                                                           F (Full) version of the certificate as an                                                                                                                         25 years of service
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Wim Kwakernaak, WIJGULA Wijnhoff &
                                                         +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++                     “Authorised Economic Operator”, or AEO                                                                                                                       Van Gulpen & Larsen B.V., Druten
                                                                                                           for short. The company is thus considered to be
                                                         neska in Mannheim has opened a new                a reliable member of the international supply                                                                                                                         Panopa Group
                                                         logistics warehouse in Edingen-Neckar-            chain.                                                                                                                                                              25 years of service




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      30
                                                         hausen. It manages the building on behalf of                                                         Christian           Michael              Axel              Ömer                 Kinga                       Jörg Bäumer, Panopa, Krefeld
                                                         its client, Jungbunzlauer Ladenburg GmbH, a       +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++                      Boschner            Günschmann           Winekenstädde     Kurutlu              Odrzywolska                   Anja Buch, Panopa, Herten
  The shuttle train connection between the               leading worldwide manufacturer of naturally                                                                                                                                                                    Hüseyin Koc, Panopa, Bochum EBLZ
  Krefelder Container Terminal (KCT) operat-             based ingredients for the food, beverage, phar-   The two large steel bandsaws that went into                             >> Several staff changes       major client. Prior to joining Panopa, the 48-                  neska Group
  ed by neska intermodal and Mortara in                  maceutical and cosmetic industry. For Jung-       operation in August 2011 are running at full       at Panopa Logistik GmbH:                            year-old was employed at Stute, a logistics pro-
  northern Italy was launched in January 2012.           bunzlauer neska takes care of storage, cargo      speed at neska in Düsseldorf. This supple-                                                                                                                          25 years of service
                                                                                                                                                              Christian Boschner has taken over as manager        vider in Bremen, where he worked as branch
  The train provided by Dutch rail operator              handling and shipment of citric acid on an area   mentary service is a further successful step on                                                                                                                 Uwe Cobarg, Laabs, Hildesheim
                                                                                                                                                              of the Bischofsheim location, where Panopa          manager in Bad Kreuznach and Edenkoben and               Manfred Heinen, RRT Duisburg
  Shuttlewise runs on this section five times a          of 4,500 square metres.                           the way from a cargo handling enterprise to a      operates an automatic wheel mounting faci-          as process engineer for seven locations in                   35 years of service
  week. Capacity utilisation is currently around                                                           full service provider.                             lity. Since 2008 the 33-year-old has been wor-      Germany.                                                  Dieter Hladky, dbt Duisburg
  90 percent.                                            +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++                                                                        king for the company in different functions. He     The new location manager at the Steel Logistics          Michael Wittmann, neska, Köln




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                                                                                                                                                              started at the Supply in Line Sequence Centre       Centre in Bochum is Ömer Kurutlu. The now
  +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++                          Provided the cartel office gives its approval,                                                       in Ginsheim, initially as shift manager and then    43-year-old started working for Panopa at the                   IMPERIAL
                                                         establishment of European Bulk Hub (EBH),                                                            as head of operational logistics. Most recently     Spare Parts Logistics Centre in 1999 and then in         Logistics International
  Pohl & Co. GmbH in Berlin, which belongs to            headquartered in Duisburg, will be implement-                                                        the qualified industrial manager was branch         2000 transferred to Bochum, where he was in-                  25 years of service
  neska Group, has been operating as the                 ed as of 1 July. The managing directors of the                                                       manager there and took over the position of         itially employed as foreman, later as a member               Dorothea Lux, Duisburg
  in-house logistics provider for Tetra Pak              new company are Ralf Kirion from CTS                                                                 assistant manager in Bischofsheim. Christian        of the commercial staff and most recently as
  GmbH & Co. KG for ten years. That was cele-            Container-Terminal GmbH in Cologne, which is                                                         Boschner succeeds Michael Günschmann,               assistant location manager. Ömer Kurutlu re-         The jubilees of LEHNKERING Group
  brated fittingly on 1 April. Both partners agree       part of neska Group, and Michael Pütz from                                                           the new location manager at the Electrical          places Jürgen Weinbörner, who has retired. The       will be published in the next issue.
  that the many years of commitment are proof            Karl Schmidt Spedition.                                                                              Steel Logistics Centre in Bochum. The latter        Steel Logistics Centre in Bochum released 1.2
                                                                                                                                                              joined Panopa in 1996 and had already held          million tons of steel from stock last year.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             PROMOTIONS
                                                                                                                                                              executive positions in Bochum and Eisenach          Kinga Odrzywolska has been head of Quality
                                                                                                                                                              before he transferred to Bischofsheim in 2002.      Management at Panopa Logistik Polska since
                                                                                                                  People at IMPERIAL                                                                                                                                      CONGRATULATIONS TO
                                                                                                                                                              From there the now 51-year-old helped to build      the beginning of the year. She started there as
                                                                                                                                                              up the Ginsheim location, seven kilometres          assistant to the Management Board in 2000.                 neska Schiffahrts- und
                                                                                                                                                              away, where Panopa, just like in Bischofsheim,      A year later the now 37-year-old transferred to           Speditionskontor GmbH

   The newcomer is                                                                   Congratulations on 60th
                                                                                                                                                              works for Opel in Rüsselsheim. In Ginsheim
                                                                                                                                                              Axel Winekenstädde has taken over as loca-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  the Quality Management Department. In 2007
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  she became QM Department Manager for the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Michael Kleifges and Andreas Stolte
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     became Company Officers with commercial
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      power of attorney for the neska headquar-
   an old friend                                                                                                                 >> Heinz Bartels had
                                                                                                                                                              tion manager. The master mechanical engineer-
                                                                                                                                                              ing technician sees his main function in further
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Poznań location. In her new function she is
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  now responsible for the quality management
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      ters in Duisburg as of 1 January 2012 and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     are thus members of the extended Manage-
                                                                                                                                                              developing business relations to Opel as a          at all Panopa Logistik Polska locations.           ment Board along with Richard Schroeter.
                                              >> Richard Schroeter has been                                        every reason to celebrate as the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Effective as of 1 January 2012, Joachim
                               bolstering the expanded management team                                             Chairman of the neska Management
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Hagemann became Company Officer with
                               at neska Schiffahrts- und Speditionskontor                                          Board turned 60 at the end of April.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     commercial power of attorney for the neska
                               GmbH in Duisburg since 1 January 2012. This
                               marks the return of an old friend since
                                                                                                                   On this occasion he invited his closest
                                                                                                                   staff members and colleagues to a          Christof Marx new at Gillhuber                                                                          branch office in Düsseldorf and uct Umschlag
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Container Terminal GmbH in Dormagen.
                               Richard Schroeter was after his training as a                                       little drink at a restaurant in Duisburg                                                                                                          Timo Hagenbach from neska’s Mannheim
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        branch received commercial power of
                               freight forwarding specialist at Haniel Spedition                                   with a view of the Rhine. Heinz Bartels                       >> Christof Marx has taken over management                                                  attorney as of 1 January 2012.
                               in Cologne part of the neska family back in                                         was not only delighted about the           of the Transport Organisation Division at Gillhuber Logistik GmbH in
                               the period from 1990 to 1996 – that time his                                        many birthday wishes, but also about       Neufahrn. The 42-year-old sees his function primarily in expanding                                            IMPERIAL Shipping Group
                               last position was Deputy Manager of the                                             the very personal gifts the guests had     existing business with key accounts in the automotive sector and
  Richard Schroeter
                                                                                                                   brought with them. Together with the                                                                                                              Dennis Bentmann from WGL Tankschiffahrt
                               Cologne branch. After working in the cathe-                                                                                    winning over additional shipments and segments. Prior to taking on                                        GmbH in Duisburg has had commercial
  dral city, the now married father of a family held various positions at such                                     well-wishers he drank a glass of           the new position, Christof Marx headed the Hamburg branch office                                         power of attorney since 1 January 2012.
  companies as Krupp Shipping and J.H. Bachmann that took him to Japan,                                            champagne to his 60th birthday.            of DB Schenker subsidiary TRANSA and was responsible for interna-                                      Matthias Krizak from WIJGULA Wijnhoff &
  Hong Kong, Australia and Singapore. Today, at the age of 47, he is an avid                                                                                  tional transport development. His predecessor, Rainer Vosbeck, now                                       Van Gulpen & Larsen B.V. in Druten also
  triathlete. His great goal: the Iron Man over the full distance. Richard                                                                                    heads the Operational Logistics Division for Mechanical and Plant                                       received commercial power of attorney as
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 of 1 January 2012.
  Schroeter is thus well acquainted with endurance and ambitious goals.                                                                                       Engineering as company officer at Panopa in Herten.                      Christof Marx
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Success through                                                                                                                                             75 years of Hansmann – bright prospects ahead
quality and passion                                                                                                                                                            >> The guests were quite astonished when three “Hansmann employees” rocked the stage at the Phaeno in
                                                                                                                                                            Wolfsburg with musically garnished anecdotes from 75 years of company history. However, the trio didn’t come from the
                                                                                                                                                            company’s own ranks, but belonged to Hamburg’s Scharlatan Theater ensemble that entertained the over 100 invited
                  >> “The 2010/2011 financial year developed                                                                                                anniversary guests with a humorous journey through time.
positively for our corporate group and closed above target.”
Rüdiger Buß, Chairman of the Management Board at Panopa
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          the cooperation.                            of reliability, flexibility and quality conscious-
Logistik GmbH, conveyed this bottom line of success to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          The company’s history offered the           ness.” The Wolfsburg enterprise has been com-
around 100 executives at the company’s 21st Annual
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          actors from Scharlatan Theater plenty       plementing Panopa’s portfolio in the automotive
Meeting.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          of material for their journey through       logistics segments for four years. And this
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          time. It extended from the intro-           success story will continue. Gerhard Riemann,



F
     or the current financial year, too, he is     In the first quarter of Quality and passion: The picture with the new claim and handprints in                                                                          duction of the IT system in the 1970s       CEO of the parent company, IMPERIAL Logistics
     confident that the good development will      2012, for example, company colours will be made available to all locations of the Panopa                                                                               to the change of generation when
     continue – not least because of the           Panopa took charge of Group. In the future, too, the company should continue to achieve its                                                                            Bernd Hansmann took over the com-
                                                                              goals with quality and passion.
numerous new orders and contract extensions        central spare parts                                                                                                                                                    pany in 1988 right through to
already obtained from existing customers.          logistics for one of the                                                                                                                                               extension of the range of services in
                                                   largest distributions in construction and mate-     The focus for the future is on a sustainable in-                                                                   the 1990s – a varied show that not
                                                   rial handling equipment in Europe. Further          crease in customer satisfaction and earnings,                                                                      only came across well with intelli-
                                                   business was generated internationally as well,     development of new markets as well as                The Scharlatan Theater ensemble entertained the more          gent comedy, but also provided the
                                                                                                                                                            than 100 invited guests with a humorous journey
                                                   especially in Poland and Hungary.                   promotion of employee satisfaction and quali-                                                                      opportunity of wallowing in
                                                                                                                                                            through Hansmann’s 75-year company history.
                                                   However, we shouldn’t rest on our laurels, says     fications.                                                                                                         memories.
                                                   Rüdiger Buß. In the future, too, the company        Of equal importance to the executives are                                                              The well-wishers included Ehmen’s Mayor Peter

                                                                                                                                                            H
                                                                                                                                                                    einrich Hansmann founded the transport
                                                   should continue to achieve its goals with qua-      continuous improvement of the level of quality,              enterprise in Wolfsburg-Ehmen with        Kassel and Bernd Albrecht, Vice President of the        Engaged in conversation (from the left):
                                                   lity and passion, both values that characterise     more efficiency in occupational safety and                   26,000 reichsmarks 75 years ago and       Chamber of Industry and Commerce in Lüne-               Thomas Zernechel, head of Volkswagen Group
                                                   Panopa today. To communicate this self-image        active environmental protection measures.            thus laid the foundation for the present corpo-   burg-Wolfsburg. The latter presented Hansmann           Logistics, Rüdiger Buß, Chairman of the Panopa
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Management Board, and Helmut Schnieder-
                                                   visibly to the public, the motto “Quality and       Based on its combined strength and the good          rate group. One of the original clients is Volks- Managing Director Helmut Schniederjohann
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      johann, Managing Director of Hansmann.
                                                   Passion“ was presented to the participants for      results of the past financial year, all signs at     wagen AG, for which Hansmann supplied the         with a certificate of honour from the Chamber
                                                   the first time as the new corporate slogan at       Panopa point to further success.                     stones for setting up the plant. “Hansmann has    of Industry and Commerce and recalled Bernd             International, is convinced of that: “In the
Thomas Hüttemann (l.) and Rüdiger Buß              the Annual Meeting. The executives demon-                                                                been tied to Volkswagen since then and we pre-    Hansmann’s commitment to initial and pro-               future, too, the name Hansmann will stand for
were among the first who put their hand-           strated their approval in form of a joint hand-                                                          sume the company will continue to support us,”    fessional development. Rüdiger Buß, Chairman            top quality, solid market success and tailored
prints on paper.                                   print under the new motto.                                                                               said Thomas Zernechel, head of Volkswagen         of the Board at Panopa Logistik GmbH, put it in         logistics services for the automobile and supplier
                                                                                                                                                            Group Logistics, who recalled the beginnings of   a nutshell: “Hansmann is a treasure trove – full        industry.”



National and international presence                                                                                                                         LEHNKERING among top companies offering traineeships
                >> During transport logistic       also examined growth                                                                                                          >>     LEHNKERING numbers
China IMPERIAL Logistics International B.V. &      in China, Jürgen                                                                                         among the most successful companies offering
Co. KG presented trade visitors a varied range     Hasler, Head of Corpo-                                                                                   traineeships in Germany. In the knowledge com-
of services, which has been extended thanks to     rate Development at                                                                                      petition Best Trainee in 2012 held by the journal
the LEHNKERING acquisition, at a joint stand in    IMPERIAL Logistics                                                                                       “Verkehrsrundschau” the logistics specialist ranked
the German country pavilion. “The Chinese          International, pointed                                                                                   13th among more than 200 companies. Every year
logistics market is booming and gaining in-        out the importance of                                                                                    the publication tests the know-how of prospect-
creasing significance. That’s why we targeted      functioning and high-                                                                                    ive junior freight forwarding and logistics ma-
Shanghai in setting up our first location here,”   quality logistics for the                                                                                nagers in eight rounds of ten multiple choice
so Gerhard Riemann, Chairman of the Ma-            success of a region like Jürgen Hasler (l.) during the panel discussion with representatives             questions each. The results form the basis for
                                                                               from industry, politics, associations and press.
nagement Board at IMPERIAL Logistics Inter-        North Rhine-Westpha-                                                                                     the ranking of the best companies. “Our ranking
national, explains the background of the           lia (NRW) and its com-                                                                                   shows once again the importance we attach to
expansion. Altogether around 480 companies,        panies. The platform for discussions was the            Association of North Rhine-Westphalia, inclu-    the in-house training programme,” Human               15 prospective junior managers for freight forwarding and logistics, who are completing their
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  training at LEHNKERING in Duisburg, took part in the competition. Among them were (rear,
100 of them alone Chinese exhibitors, were re-     first Foreign Trade Day in NRW in May at the            ded personalities from industry, politics and    Resources Manager Rainer Wüstenfeld is pleased
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  from left): Marius Lindenbeck, Stefan Floryszczak, Dominik Sainer, Lea Kostansek, Dennis Ewert,
presented in Shanghai.                             Zollverein Coal Mine Industrial Complex in              associations and trade unions. The event was     to say about the company’s successful perfor-         Tim Janoschek, Patrick Buse and Carina Demmer; (front, from left): Svenja Becker, Mohamed
At the panel discussion on the topic “When         Essen. The participants in the conference,              supported, among others, by IMPERIAL             mance. Currently LEHNKERING employs 141               Zrikih and Maria Eshrati. The following are not in the photo: Klaus Kümmel, Randi Baum, Laura
will the BRICS states overtake the G8?”, which     initiated for the first time by the Foreign Trade       Logistics International as a platinum sponsor.   trainees in twelve training occupations.              Schmithüsen and Christoph Niemczek. They took part in the competition too.
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